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Elina Shatkin is a Digital Producer for KPCC.
Prior to joining the station, Elina was the arts and culture editor at Los Angeles magazine, a restaurant critic for L.A. Weekly and a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times.
Her work has appeared in such publications as California Sunday, The Believer, Bitch, HiLobrow and on the radio at KPCC and KCRW.
She is a fan of dogs, bicycles, dark chocolate and bad Russian accents.
Stories by Elina Shatkin
Think of it as "Chopped" for the armed forces. Sixty of the military's best chefs are competing in Las Vegas at an all-day cook-off.
Greg Hasterok is the world's 12th-ranked singles tennis player in his division and you can watch him compete this weekend.
Imagine counting 3 million ballots from more than 4,500 polling locations spread out across 4,000-square miles.
Sprinter Allyson Felix and swimmers Greg Louganis and Janet Evans will lead this year's procession.
The two-story building on 1st Street in Boyle Heights doesn't look particularly impressive but it hides an exceptional story behind its cement facade.
Fellow Southern Californians, it's time to mine our grit and faith as we attempt to stay strong in the face of a devastating #avocadoshortage.
Imagine "Ace of Cakes" meets "Robot Wars" with a dash of "RuPaul's Drag Race" thrown in — but starring scientists with gourds, knives and electronics.
The cougars of Los Angeles finally have online profiles (with photos!) to match their real world lives.
Get ready for a sugar rush as you vote for your favorite — and least favorite — Halloween candy in our super scientific poll.
"I'm still kind of in shock," Sparks star and league MVP Nneka Ogwumike says of her team's WNBA championship win.
One of Hollywood's most famous indoor concert venues was approved to become an official Los Angeles landmark.
Movies that feature the iconic train station onscreen will be screened at Union Station itself. Bring on the fedoras and femme fatales.
Until this week, one of the rarest and most remarkable mammoth skulls ever seen by modern humans had been buried in the soil of Santa Rosa Island for 13,000 years.
Would you pay for the privilege of cuddling cats while quaffing cappuccinos? The new Crumbs & Whiskers is counting on it.
Split pea soup and burgers will be back on the menu at the LAPD Academy, probably by the end of the year.